Applying Twelve Different Learning Theories to Improve Classroom Teaching: Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

Author: Harvey, Delores S., George R. Taylor, and Stephanie Johns Hawkins
Harvey, Delores S., George R. Taylor, and Stephanie Johns Hawkins
Harvey, Delores S., George R. Taylor, and Stephanie Johns Hawkins
Explicates a functional approach to employing theories of learning in the


“. . . an outstanding resource for educators, social workers, and other professionals involved in closing the achievement gap. The authors have done a superior job in explaining, and of infusing and integrating, learning theories into practical and workable techniques.” – Dr. Leonyte Lewis, Fayetteville State University

“. . . provides an array of interesting and practical topics related to students’ behavior, affect, and learning styles. Most importantly, this work will have widespread appeal for multiple audiences with interest in primary and ancillary factors that impact students’ learning.” – Prof. Charity R. Welch, Coppin State University

“. . . will provide . . . a theoretical basis of teaching and learning and practical suggestions on how to enhance learning in the classroom. . . . an invaluable tool to improve teaching at any level and should be on every teacher’s bookshelf.” - Prof. Michael Trumbull, Pikes Peak Community College

Table of Contents

Foreword by Leonyte Lewis
1. The Goals and Philosophy of Education
2. The Learning Experiment
3. Emotions and Motivation in Learning
4. Contributions of Early Theories
5. Application of Behavioral Theories
6. Social Learning Strategies
7. Application of Social Learning Theories
8. Cognitive Psychology
9. Impact of Early Cognitive Theorists
10. Conceptual Learning
11. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
12. Holistic Learning and Education
13. Reciprocal Teaching
14. Theory of Multiple Intelligence
15. Brain-Based Learning
16. Integrating Learning Styles Into the Curriculum
17. A Proposed Model for Closing the Achievement Gap
18. Some Concluding Remarks
A Descriptions of the Eighth Intelligence
B Multiple Intelligence Survey
C Using Brain Research to Impact Instruction for All Learners
D Brain Research in Adolescence
E Resource Materials on Brain-Based Learning
F The National Center for Teaching
Thinking “All Students Can Be Good Thinkers”
G Imaging Study Reveals Brain Function of Poor Readers Can Improve